Targeted Nutrient Development
Law Fertilisers provides an independent, targeted approach to nutrients for all their customers. The strategy is based on:
- reviewing fertiliser input levels on crop uptake, not offtake
- assessing optimum type, timing and placement of fertiliser
- maximising speed and quality of establishment
- targeting nutrition for optimum leaf development and quality
- the use of foliar feeds and trace elements to minimise crop stress
Budget plough-down fertilisers do not assist the critical early establishment phase of sugar beet. By using seedbed fertilisers, crops can be drilled earlier and develop full canopies earlier in the season. Whilst there is still a chance of adequate soil moisture in April, this will reduce water loss direct from the soil surface.
The reduced risk of frosts allows earlier drilling and the use of soluble phosphates close to the developing seedling will speed growth past the vulnerable cotyledon stage.